South Korea

Seoul launches Psy-inspired tourist police force

Seoul launches Psy-inspired tourist police force

Oppa Gangnam Style! All 101 officers on the squad have a fashionable connection to South Korea's biggest celebrity
How 'hanbok' is influencing biggest fashion names

How 'hanbok' is influencing biggest fashion names

Modern takes on hanbok, South Korea's traditional dress, are brightening up fashion runways and influencing major designers
Glorious fires in the sky: Seoul gears up for 'biggest event of the year'

Glorious fires in the sky: Seoul gears up for 'biggest event of the year'

More than one million people are expected to turn out for fireworks festival on Saturday
Secrets of a Korean scrub mistress

Secrets of a Korean scrub mistress

"Thank you ma'am, may I have another?" Getting clean at a South Korean spa tests your pain threshold. But it's worth it
Gallery: Interview with a mermaid

Gallery: Interview with a mermaid

At Korea's largest aquarium, a group of former national synchronized swimmers perform alongside sharks, stingrays and sea turtles
Lantern festival gallery: 35,000 lights, millions of people

Lantern festival gallery: 35,000 lights, millions of people

People queue for hours for a view of downtown Seoul's dazzling display
Chinese ship, 87 passengers finally leave South Korea

Chinese ship, 87 passengers finally leave South Korea

More than 1,600 passengers caught in legal dispute between Chinese shipping companies. Most have already been flown home
Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

Through the use of high-tech camouflage, Seoul's Tower Infinity will be capable of blending into the sky
'Violent' director's crowd sourcing film

'Violent' director's crowd sourcing film

Renowned for depictions of violence, the director of "Oldboy" talks about his upbeat vision for a crowd-sourced movie about Seoul.
Bijindo: The Korean island where time stops

Bijindo: The Korean island where time stops

Empty beaches, car-less roads, fresh seafood, gorgeous sunset -- on pretty Bijindo, that's called a hectic day
Gallery: Suitman, the world's best-dressed traveler

Gallery: Suitman, the world's best-dressed traveler

The Korean-American artist wears a suit wherever he goes ... now he's being recognized for more than just snappy dress

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